Mönch, Switzerland

Prominence: 589 m, 1932 ft

Elevation: 4107 meters, 13,474 feet

True Isolation: 3.59 km, 2.23 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)46° 33' 31'' N, 7° 59' 50'' E
46.558509, 7.997305 (Dec Deg)
423144 E 5156593 N, Zone 32 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionGoms

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 80
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Selected Trip Reports:
     1949-08-02 by Frederick Johnson
     1985-08-09 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     1989-08 by Jan Peter Eklund
     1992-07-22 by Philip Massey
     1993-08-23 by Greg Slayden (Unsuccessful) (GPS Track)
     1999-08-25 by Keith Anderson
     2010-07-06 by Stephen Wheeler
     2010-07-06 by Thomas Burley
     2011-08-28 by Jasper Holystone
     2012-08-20 by Bob Coleman
     2013-07-14 by Matthias Fieles
     2014-09-12 by Mac Bridges (Unsuccessful)
     2017-07-30 by Lev Babiev (GPS Track)
     2022-07-05 by Om Hoog

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The Monch is an easy climb from the Jungfraujoch railway terminal.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 589 m/1932 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 589 m/1932 ft
  Line Parent: Finsteraarhorn
  Key Col: Unners Mönchjoch    3518 m/11,542 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.59 km/2.23 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 46.5367, 7.9625
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Jungfrau  (SW)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Alps
Range3: Northern Alps
Range4: Berner Oberland
Ridges/DividesEurasia Continental Divide
Drainage Basins
North Sea
Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Lion
Western Mediterranean
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
First AscentAugust 15, 1857
    Almer, Christian
    Porges, Sigismund
Route #1 Snow Climb
Trailhead: Jungfraujoch (Railroad) 3454 m/11,332 ft
Vertical Gain: 653 m/2142 ft
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

The southeast ridge of the Monch is a relatively easy route to an Alpine summit (1985-08-09).

The famous Bernese peak trinity: The Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, from the Harder Kulm (1985-08-08).

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Tschuggen from the cable car station near Mannlichen with the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau in the background (2014-06-28). Photo by Tom Owen.
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